Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of my all time favorite movies, and the NES, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy video games based on it were published by the “rainbow of doom”. I first saw T2 on my 9th birthday, so it’s fitting that I produced this Terminator themed episode 24 years later to the day, perfectly coinciding with the release of Terminator Genisys, the fifth film in the series.. Do these 16 bit games live up to the standards of the iconic film? Find out on The LJN Defender! Thanks for watching:)
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The LJN Defender is a series where I take on the unenviable role of sticking up for the company that has been nicknamed the “Shit Rainbow” in recent years by the AVGN and other notable critics.
LJN obtained the majority of the licenses for movie and comic properties for Nintendo consoles, such as the NES, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy. The high expectations held for video games based on beloved Marvel comics and movies lead to feelings of disappointment in kids of the ’80s and ’90s when they finally played what Beam Software, Atlus, Rare, etc. had to offer. It’s this disappointment that resulted in LJN receiving the reputation of producing crappy games to strike while the iron is hot.
This may be true, but just because a game has flaws, doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun. I grew up with these games just like many of you out there, and I enjoyed the time that I spend with them back then and to this day. That’s why I decided to create The LJN Defender. In this series, I will be voicing the opinion of the minority, those that like playing “bad” video games every now and then.
Over the course of the series, I will eventually end up covering the entire LJN catalog. Which will I be able to redeem and which are beyond redemption? Tune in to the continuing adventures of The LJN Defender to find out!
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